Psychiatrists in Orange County, NC

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Photo of Alecia Patterson, Physician Assistant in Orange County, NC
Alecia Patterson
Physician Assistant, PA-C
Verified Verified
Chapel Hill, NC 27514  (Online Only)
Alecia’s goal is to treat each patient with compassion and respect to maintain a healthy provider and patient relationship.
Alecia’s goal is to treat each patient with compassion and respect to maintain a healthy provider and patient relationship.
(855) 698-1551 View (855) 698-1551
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Hani Elwafi
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
At Transformance Health, we focus on helping clients become better versions of themselves, and to transform potential into reality. We apply evidence-based principles of neuroscience, psychology, ketamine assisted psychotherapy, meditation and mindfulness, stress management, nutrition, exercise, and pharmacology to promote thriving.
At Transformance Health, we focus on helping clients become better versions of themselves, and to transform potential into reality. We apply evidence-based principles of neuroscience, psychology, ketamine assisted psychotherapy, meditation and mindfulness, stress management, nutrition, exercise, and pharmacology to promote thriving.
(919) 348-2598 View (919) 348-2598
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Erik Jonathan Gustke
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
Finding a psychiatrist can be a difficult and sometimes overwhelming task. My goal is to make this process a straightforward and valuable experience. Together we can work to help find the tools that you need to achieve life balance and mental well being.
Finding a psychiatrist can be a difficult and sometimes overwhelming task. My goal is to make this process a straightforward and valuable experience. Together we can work to help find the tools that you need to achieve life balance and mental well being.
(919) 283-5617 View (919) 283-5617
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Peter Z. Perault
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Waitlist for new clients
I am a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst in Chapel Hill with 25 years experience helping people to heal and transform emotional distress by talking freely and deeply about their lives. As a physician, I understand when medications may be needed to heal physiologic emotional distress. But I also know that a person who is listened and responded to with deep understanding will become clearer, stronger and freer to grow -- within themselves, in their relationships and in their work. This unique, personal therapeutic experience often leads to the most complete and lasting cure, and success in life.
I am a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst in Chapel Hill with 25 years experience helping people to heal and transform emotional distress by talking freely and deeply about their lives. As a physician, I understand when medications may be needed to heal physiologic emotional distress. But I also know that a person who is listened and responded to with deep understanding will become clearer, stronger and freer to grow -- within themselves, in their relationships and in their work. This unique, personal therapeutic experience often leads to the most complete and lasting cure, and success in life.
(919) 924-0977 View (919) 924-0977
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Imad Khan
Psychiatrist, DO
Verified Verified
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
I am a board certified psychiatrist practicing at HRC Behavioral Health & Psychiatry and practice in both the Chapel Hill and Raleigh locations. My treatment approach is to provide evidenced-based treatments and to work collaboratively with therapists and other medical providers. My goal is to work together with patients to identify the most effective treatment options.
I am a board certified psychiatrist practicing at HRC Behavioral Health & Psychiatry and practice in both the Chapel Hill and Raleigh locations. My treatment approach is to provide evidenced-based treatments and to work collaboratively with therapists and other medical providers. My goal is to work together with patients to identify the most effective treatment options.
(919) 343-5224 View (919) 343-5224
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Shara Laccone
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, CPNP-PC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
I moved into psychiatry from a pediatrics background and enjoy working with children, adolescents, and young adults (ages 25 years old and under) on developing a therapeutic relationship that involves counseling and, when appropriate, medication management. I work with Dr. Robin Casey collaboratively within her practice and also embrace an integrative and holistic approach to patient health. I am currently seeing all my patients via telemedicine to help keep everyone safe during COVID. After you contact my office and complete our intake process, the wait time to be seen as a new patient is less than a week.
I moved into psychiatry from a pediatrics background and enjoy working with children, adolescents, and young adults (ages 25 years old and under) on developing a therapeutic relationship that involves counseling and, when appropriate, medication management. I work with Dr. Robin Casey collaboratively within her practice and also embrace an integrative and holistic approach to patient health. I am currently seeing all my patients via telemedicine to help keep everyone safe during COVID. After you contact my office and complete our intake process, the wait time to be seen as a new patient is less than a week.
(919) 873-3361 x1 View (919) 873-3361 x1
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Jennifer Schmitt
Physician Assistant, PA-C
Verified Verified
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Jennifer highlights patients’ virtues and strengths to help them adapt and evolve into healthier versions of themselves.
Jennifer highlights patients’ virtues and strengths to help them adapt and evolve into healthier versions of themselves.
(855) 698-1551 View (855) 698-1551
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Nora Dennis
Psychiatrist, MD, MSPH
Verified Verified
Hillsborough, NC 27278
I am a Duke-trained physician (MD), double board-certified in psychiatry and addiction medicine. I treat individuals ages 16+ who are struggling to thrive due to psychiatric or substance use disorders. My approach integrates psychopharmacology, somatic interventions, psychotherapy, nutrition, and mindfulness. I have served as a faculty member at Duke University School of Medicine since 2014, and continue as an Adjunct Assistant Professor. My passion is using my extensive training to empathically treat those at the intersection of trauma, depression, anxiety and substance use disorders.
I am a Duke-trained physician (MD), double board-certified in psychiatry and addiction medicine. I treat individuals ages 16+ who are struggling to thrive due to psychiatric or substance use disorders. My approach integrates psychopharmacology, somatic interventions, psychotherapy, nutrition, and mindfulness. I have served as a faculty member at Duke University School of Medicine since 2014, and continue as an Adjunct Assistant Professor. My passion is using my extensive training to empathically treat those at the intersection of trauma, depression, anxiety and substance use disorders.
(919) 584-9985 View (919) 584-9985
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Susan D. Webb, M.D.
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Carrboro, NC 27510
My approach is based on a wellness model rather than the disease model and integrates the benefits of modern psychiatry with more holistic modalities. I bring decades of experience in modalities from psychoanalysis to psychedelics and integrate nutritional psychiatry, exercise physiology, mindfulness and blend the wisdom of many traditions with state-of-the-art medical science to co-create a blueprint for healthy living.
My approach is based on a wellness model rather than the disease model and integrates the benefits of modern psychiatry with more holistic modalities. I bring decades of experience in modalities from psychoanalysis to psychedelics and integrate nutritional psychiatry, exercise physiology, mindfulness and blend the wisdom of many traditions with state-of-the-art medical science to co-create a blueprint for healthy living.
(919) 648-0535 View (919) 648-0535
Photo of Laurie M. Timberlake, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Orange County, NC
Laurie M. Timberlake
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
I provide medication management for anxiety, depression, OCD, ADHD, and so on, ideally as a supplement to an ongoing relationship with a psychotherapist. I work with school-aged children through adults, in a comfortable, informal office in Chapel Hill.
I provide medication management for anxiety, depression, OCD, ADHD, and so on, ideally as a supplement to an ongoing relationship with a psychotherapist. I work with school-aged children through adults, in a comfortable, informal office in Chapel Hill.
(984) 207-0865 x25 View (984) 207-0865 x25
Photo of Jason T. Witmer, MD, Psychiatrist in Orange County, NC
Jason T. Witmer, MD
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Carrboro, NC 27510
As a psychiatrist and therapist, I help people dealing with a range of questions, including deciding who and how to love, how to create family and community, finding meaning and success in work, how to cope with loss, issues related to gender, identity, and race, and how to overcome anxiety and depression.
As a psychiatrist and therapist, I help people dealing with a range of questions, including deciding who and how to love, how to create family and community, finding meaning and success in work, how to cope with loss, issues related to gender, identity, and race, and how to overcome anxiety and depression.
(919) 823-7068 View (919) 823-7068
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Dr. John M. Brion
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PhD, PMHNP-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Carrboro, NC 27510
Thanks for considering Collaborative Mental Health of Carrboro (CMHOC). I'm Dr. John Brion, PhD, PMHNP, one of two providers at CMHOC. I work with people age 12 and up for a wide range of challenges including: Adult and Child ADHD; Addictions (Sex, Food, Hoarding, drugs/alcohol, etc.); Mood disorders (anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder) and issues related to gender identity and sexual orientation. I also offer complete care and support for those exploring gender transition. I am licensed/certified to prescribe all psychiatric medications as indicated and I provide brief, solution focused psychotherapy.
Thanks for considering Collaborative Mental Health of Carrboro (CMHOC). I'm Dr. John Brion, PhD, PMHNP, one of two providers at CMHOC. I work with people age 12 and up for a wide range of challenges including: Adult and Child ADHD; Addictions (Sex, Food, Hoarding, drugs/alcohol, etc.); Mood disorders (anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder) and issues related to gender identity and sexual orientation. I also offer complete care and support for those exploring gender transition. I am licensed/certified to prescribe all psychiatric medications as indicated and I provide brief, solution focused psychotherapy.
(984) 204-7212 View (984) 204-7212
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Rex Moody
Psychiatrist, MD, DLFAPA, DABPN
Verified Verified
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
I work to understand with you your experience - in the here and now. Through your self-observations, I work to understand with you how your experience affects your current life- your work, your relationships and your play. I work to understand with you how what you go through has developed. Through greater self-understanding, we work to change what you want to change.
I work to understand with you your experience - in the here and now. Through your self-observations, I work to understand with you how your experience affects your current life- your work, your relationships and your play. I work to understand with you how what you go through has developed. Through greater self-understanding, we work to change what you want to change.
(919) 648-0479 View (919) 648-0479
Photo of Clifford H. Schilke, M.D., Psychiatrist in Orange County, NC
Clifford H. Schilke, M.D.
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Chapel Hill, NC 27514  (Online Only)
My current practice focuses on the psychopharmacology of the major mental health disorders: Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. I am accepting new patients, ages 14 and older
My current practice focuses on the psychopharmacology of the major mental health disorders: Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. I am accepting new patients, ages 14 and older
(919) 366-7295 View (919) 366-7295
Photo of Michael Antoine, Physician Assistant in Orange County, NC
Michael Antoine
Physician Assistant, PA-C
Verified Verified
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Michael’s interest in psychiatry began while working as a behavioral specialist with children with autism in K-12 grades. Michael understands how chronic diseases can affect mental health and wants his patients to improve their cognitive, social, and emotional growth. He offers pharmacotherapy to help patients reach their goals.
Michael’s interest in psychiatry began while working as a behavioral specialist with children with autism in K-12 grades. Michael understands how chronic diseases can affect mental health and wants his patients to improve their cognitive, social, and emotional growth. He offers pharmacotherapy to help patients reach their goals.
(855) 698-1551 View (855) 698-1551
Photo of Jayson Varughese, Psychiatrist in Orange County, NC
Jayson Varughese
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
I am an adult psychiatrist with interests in mood disorders including depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders as well as geriatrics.
I am an adult psychiatrist with interests in mood disorders including depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders as well as geriatrics.
(919) 899-7763 View (919) 899-7763
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James P Lefler
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Not accepting new clients
Given training in both Internal Medicine and Psychiatry, I have expertise in the intimate links between the mind and the body. My medical training and experience are enhanced by post-graduate study of modern psychoanalytic technique. This unique combination of skills allows me to treat patients with mood (Depression and Bipolar), trauma, and psychotic disorders. I am well suited to offer both psychotherapy and psychopharmacology.
Given training in both Internal Medicine and Psychiatry, I have expertise in the intimate links between the mind and the body. My medical training and experience are enhanced by post-graduate study of modern psychoanalytic technique. This unique combination of skills allows me to treat patients with mood (Depression and Bipolar), trauma, and psychotic disorders. I am well suited to offer both psychotherapy and psychopharmacology.
(919) 737-7753 View (919) 737-7753
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Denise Dechow
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
As a Board Certified Family Medicine Physician, I provide medication evaluation and management for for teens, college students, and adults who are struggling with common mental health concerns including anxiety, depression, ADHD, OCD, and insomnia. I also manage co-occurring IBS, tension headaches, and migraines. As part of a holistic approach, I often incorporate mind body techniques and lifestyle recommendations into your treatment plan. Together, we will create a comprehensive plan to help you feel better, mentally and physically. Please reach out for free phone consultation to determine if my practice is a good fit for you!
As a Board Certified Family Medicine Physician, I provide medication evaluation and management for for teens, college students, and adults who are struggling with common mental health concerns including anxiety, depression, ADHD, OCD, and insomnia. I also manage co-occurring IBS, tension headaches, and migraines. As part of a holistic approach, I often incorporate mind body techniques and lifestyle recommendations into your treatment plan. Together, we will create a comprehensive plan to help you feel better, mentally and physically. Please reach out for free phone consultation to determine if my practice is a good fit for you!
(984) 364-8201 View (984) 364-8201
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The Yanuck Center For Life And Health
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Chapel Hill, NC 27514  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
If you suffer from depression, anxiety, eating disorders, bipolar disorder, trauma, self-esteem problems, relationship issues, or stress management difficulties, I can help. PLEASE CONTACT ME BY PHONE (NOT E-MAIL) AT (919)493-0406. Offering both psychotherapy and medication management, I can provide all aspects of mental health care for most individuals. I help my patients learn to release shame and self-criticism so they can lead happier lives. I also see some clients of psychotherapists whom I trust for medication management. Together, we pick the approach that fits your needs and your time frame. LGBTQ friendly.
If you suffer from depression, anxiety, eating disorders, bipolar disorder, trauma, self-esteem problems, relationship issues, or stress management difficulties, I can help. PLEASE CONTACT ME BY PHONE (NOT E-MAIL) AT (919)493-0406. Offering both psychotherapy and medication management, I can provide all aspects of mental health care for most individuals. I help my patients learn to release shame and self-criticism so they can lead happier lives. I also see some clients of psychotherapists whom I trust for medication management. Together, we pick the approach that fits your needs and your time frame. LGBTQ friendly.
(919) 493-0406 View (919) 493-0406
Photo of Andrea Hernandez Gonzalez, Psychiatrist in Orange County, NC
Andrea Hernandez Gonzalez
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
I have been practicing psychiatric medicine for over 14 years. It is a privilege for me to serve and help patients who are struggling with mental, emotional, behavioral disorders and addictions. Seeing my patients overcome adversity and become resilient is highly rewarding. With my skill set, expertise and training I aim to help you develop the tools to move forward and bring positive change into your life.
I have been practicing psychiatric medicine for over 14 years. It is a privilege for me to serve and help patients who are struggling with mental, emotional, behavioral disorders and addictions. Seeing my patients overcome adversity and become resilient is highly rewarding. With my skill set, expertise and training I aim to help you develop the tools to move forward and bring positive change into your life.
(919) 736-6949 View (919) 736-6949

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Number of Psychiatrists in Orange County, NC

60+

Average cost per session

$225

Psychiatrists in Orange County, NC who prioritize treating:

95% Depression
95% Anxiety
92% Medication Management
82% ADHD
77% Trauma and PTSD
75% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
75% Bipolar Disorder

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

78% BlueCross and BlueShield
63% Aetna
50% Cigna and Evernorth

How Psychiatrists in Orange County, NC see their clients

82% In Person and Online
18% Online Only

Gender breakdown

61% Female
39% Male

FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in Orange County?

The Psychology Today Directory enables you to search specifically for psychiatrists, using the drop down provider menu in the navigation bar, by city or zip code, or by the name of the psychiatrist. Search results provide detailed profiles of professionals, including their treatment approach and areas of expertise. In addition, listings provide important information about each psychiatrist’s credentials, fees, payment options, and insurance affiliations. Directory users can select psychiatrists who meet an array of personally-desired criteria, such as familiarity with a specific community or condition.

What is the difference between a psychiatrist and a psychologist?

Psychiatrists are medical specialists who focus on understanding, diagnosing, and treating diseases of the brain and disorders of the mind and behavior. As physicians, psychiatrists are trained to recognize the often-subtle biological causes of mental disorders and to monitor the effects of mental disturbances on physical conditions, such as heart disease. Psychologists are especially attuned to the influence of early experience on development and behavior, emotional and cognitive processes, the nature of personality, and social functioning. They are also trained to deploy an array of psychological tests—IQ tests, personality tests, behavioral assessments—to gauge a person’s functioning.

What is a psychiatric nurse practitioner?

A psychiatric nurse practitioner, also known as a mental health nurse practitioner, is a registered nurse who completes advanced training in psychiatric care, earning either a master’s or doctoral degree in psychiatric nursing, and in the U.S., passes a national certification exam. Like psychiatrists, psychiatric nurse practitioners are trained to assess, diagnose, and treat mental health conditions. In some locales, psychiatric nurse practitioners can offer the full range of psychiatric care, including prescribing and managing medication. In other places, they must work in collaboration with a physician.

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed psychiatrist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and counselors. All psychiatrists listed in the directory have a valid license issued by the state(s) in which they practice and are certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some individuals or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

Can a psychiatrist prescribe medication?

Psychiatrists are licensed medical doctors who are trained to recognize the many ways body processes affect the functioning of the brain and mind. As physicians, they can prescribe medication. Patients who are prescribed medications will typically need to continue to see a psychiatrist so that the effects of the medication can be monitored. For many psychiatric conditions, including common disorders such as anxiety and depression, the preferred treatment is combination therapy—medication accompanied by psychotherapy.

Do psychiatrists offer therapy?

Psychiatrists are generally trained in a number of treatment modalities, including psychotherapy, pharmacotherapy, and, increasingly, somatic therapies. Typically, psychiatrists make a diagnosis and determine a course of treatment based on chemical or biological factors, using lab tests, brain scans and physical and psychological evaluations. While psychotherapy may be used in the first session to aid in diagnosis, it is not typically utilized in subsequent visits. In fact, after the introductory session, most sessions with a psychiatrist may only be 15-20 minutes in length and are largely focused on medication management. Many psychiatrists who do not offer psychotherapy work collaboratively with psychologists and other mental health clinicians and can refer clients seeking talk therapy to those providers.

How do I know if I need a psychiatrist or a therapist?

It is not always easy to know which type of mental health practitioner to choose. Many people are unaware of the root of their mental or behavioral problem. One way many people learn which type of care is best for them is by seeing their primary care provider first. Depending on the nature and severity of the symptoms, the physician may review their medical history or perform medical tests to determine whether biological factors are involved before making a referral. It is not necessary for a person to know precisely what type of care they need in order to seek help. Many psychiatrists and psychologists refer clients to each other depending on client needs.

Do I need a referral to see a psychiatrist?

A referral to a psychiatrist is often not required. However, seeing your primary care physician first can be helpful and actually prove to be a shortcut to getting what you need. Your PCP may have a clear idea whether psychiatric help is needed and/or which kind of mental health care would be most beneficial and refer you to the right type of practitioner. For that reason alone, some psychiatrists require a referral. Further, many insurance plans require a referral from a PCP if they cover all of part of the cost of seeing a specialist; if, however, you are paying out of pocket, you may not need a referral. In any case, a referral may speed the process of securing an appointment with a psychiatrist, especially in areas where there is a shortage of mental health specialists and new patients face long waits for appointments.